Now that we are hopefully nearing the end of our windy season I want to relay a wind story to those of you that never experience the type of wind we have here. When I lived back east, if we had winds of 50MPH we thought the world was going to end. Here we don’t even notice the wind until it gets over 70MPH.
I once heard a story from someone that lives on the Central Oregon Coast. He told me of his neighbor who has a house on the dunes overlooking the beach. The neighbor was burning logs in his fireplace on a windy day. His wife came home and opened the front door the ensuing wind that came through the door lifted the logs out of the fireplace and right up the chimney and shot them like a cannon out onto the beach.
That pretty much explains our windy season here on the Oregon Coast.